Would black tie mean wear a black tie literally or would it mean any form or colour of tie?

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'Black tie' means that you have to wear a tux (US) or a dinner jacket (UK). Any color is fine, but black is recommended for gentlemen.

If you were to wear a white jacket, then black pants are appropriate.

Shoes should be pumps or patent leather oxfords (closed laces).
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Do women have to wear black to a black tie event?

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